Food for the Farmers

In the Philippines, a country once known to be the main exporter of rice in the whole of Asia, is now running out of farmers. The country’s increase in population along with its industrialization is bringing a decline to both the farming and fishing industry. In addition to these, most of the younger generation is declining to join the farming ...

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Scholarship Opportunities on Human Rights for Filipinos

University of Oxford: Brunsfield Oxford ASEAN Human Rights Scholarship As one of the leading universities in the world, the University of Oxford boasts of the many brilliant students that have emerged from their institution. With an admission rate of 17.5% during the year 2015, Oxford is one of the many universities that welcomes international students into its doors. Along with ...

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Australia Awards Scholarship in the Philippines

The Australia Awards Scholarships are renowned international awards that are given out by the Australian government to young scholars the government believes have the potential to become global leaders in the field of development as well as economic and social policy reforms in both the Philippines and the Asia Pacific regions. Through dedicated research and studying, the recipients of the ...

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10 Top Filipino Human Rights NGOs

Amnesty International Philippines (AI) Amnesty International has a very strong presence operating in the Philippines out of its seat in the capital, Manila. Its flagship role in the world, and not least in the Philippines, partnered with its aggressive recruitment strategies in colleges and universities throughout the nation make it a formidable force in Philippine society – and has been ...

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6 Excellent Grants for Filipino Students

Japanese Government’s Undergraduate Scholarship For the last 54 years, the government of Japan has offered the Japanese Government’s Undergraduate Scholarship to provide opportunities for Filipino students to study at Japanese universities. The award provides 112,000 yen to cover the cost of tuition and fees at Japanese post-secondary institutions for Filipino students pursuing natural science, social science or humanities bachelor’s degrees. ...

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Human Rights Internship Opportunities in the Philippines

Amnesty International Philippines Amnesty International is one of the largest known non-governmental human rights organization worldwide. This organization was brought together by individuals during the Martial Law era in the Philippines and throughout the years, it has become quite successful in its area of expertise. Amnesty International has campaigned for the enactment, adoption, and ratification of many laws in the ...

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How to Enter the UN Job System

Many young professionals looking to enter the UN job market come armed with two things: incredible respect for the organization and a belief that they don’t have a good chance of getting hired. There are also a number of other factors that might deter UN hopefuls from joining the organization, like the lack of job fairs and other recruiting events. ...

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Oplan Tokhang: The War Against the Poor

“Peace remains as one of my main thrusts in governance. We, in the government, are walking the extra mile in to offer the olive branch of peace to all.” [1] The words mentioned above is the message that President Rodrigo Duterte stated to the Filipino people. An outsider might say that the Filipino people have a bright future ahead of ...

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Top 5 Filipino professions incorporating Human Rights in their field

“Make your passion your profession and success will chase you, pants down” –quote from the Bollywood film, The Three Idiots. The Philippines is one of the world’s biggest producers of dedicated professionals, among these are the proud men and women upholding Human Rights. Defending and honoring the rights of each person and preserving the value of human dignity and equality. ...

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5 Free Human Rights Courses Online

As Human Rights is a very essential topic (Controversial and Hot too, let’s face it) to tackle these days in the Philippines, it’s surprising how very few people understand the basic concept of human rights. Fact: Did you know in a recent study more than 90% of people are unable to name more than 3 of their 30 rights? This ...

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